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    A woman wearing a protective mask walks past the display window of a closed sex shop in the area of Pigalle in Paris on 16 March 2020, as all non-essential public places including restaurants and cafes have been shut as a precaution to contain the spread of COVID-19, caused by the novel coronavirus. France will progressively reduce long-distance train, bus, and plane travel over the coming days in a bid to limit the spread of COVID-19, the government announced on 15 March 2020. The country has already shut cafes, restaurants, schools and universities and urged people to limit their movements.

    Sputnik's photo gallery invites you to check out the most important and eye-catching events that took place across the world in the past seven days.

    The past week was marked by the coronavirus pandemic spreading all over the world and events in different countries, including a cultural festival in Argungu, Nigeria, a protest rally in Kiev, Ukraine, a gas explosion in Lagos, and more. 

    Since the outbreak of the coronavirus disease, more than 244,000 people have been infected worldwide, with over 10,000 fatalities, according to John Hopkins University.

    The World Health Organisation declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic on 11 March. 

    Check out the gallery to make sure that you have not missed the most significant events in the world this past week.

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